ARGENTINA: Police Power

"Eight days in jail never hurt anybody," said Juan Perón last year in one of his frequent pep talks to Buenos Aires police. Under this stern dictum, made legal by the "state of internal war" decreed after the 1951 army revolt, thousands of Argentines were in & out of jail during the past year. Usually they were arrested, jailed and released without any formal charge. And, almost without exception, the real reason was that they were known or believed to oppose the regime.

The Lip Readers. Chief instrument of Perón's rough-'em-&-rule-'em policy...

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